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Legal Sea Foods - Atlanta
Legal Sea Foods - Atlanta

Legal Sea Foods - Atlanta Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Atlanta-Downtown
  • Phone: (678) 500-3700
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
    Friday - Saturday: 11am - 11pm
    Sunday: 12n - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here in downtown Atlanta, we can accommodate from 12-60 people for a sit down dinner and up to 125 guests for a cocktail reception. Depending on the size of your party, choose from our Wine Room with its bottle-lined walls or our Oyster Bar for toast-worthy celebrations. Or within the Hilton Garden Inn, the colorful Atlantic Room and elegant Pacific Room provide additional function space, ideal for corporate meetings. Larger gourps, up to 200 seated or 250 for a cocktail reception, may prefer semi-private space or a buy-out of our dining room. Private dining at Legal Sea Foods offers great food and hospitality and easy planning. Please contact our special events manager for further details.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here in downtown Atlanta, we can accommodate from 12-60 people for a sit down dinner and up to 125 guests for a cocktail reception.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Luckie St
  • Public Transit: Georgia Dome/GWCC/CNN/Phillips Arena or Peachtree Center MARTA Stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary self-parking (up to 3 hours) or $5 off valet (up to 2 hours). Regular parking rates are enforced after the aforementioned times.
A word from Legal Sea Foods - Atlanta
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
See fish. Eat fish. Legal Sea Foods is located in downtown Atlanta’s Hilton Garden Inn, across from the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola. Our two-story restaurant is double the fun for Atlantans who love seafood.

The buzz-worthy Oyster Bar is our street level lounge. Our second floor dining room features panoramic windows overlooking Centennial Olympic Park and Atlanta’s skyline, a balcony with outdoor seating and a wine room for semi-private parties. Nineteen signature cocktails, 28 wines by the glass and 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish will get you hooked.

Legal Sea Foods has received a boatload of accolades including being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
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Diner Reviews
  • "being from New England, I think of lobster rolls in the summertime. Finding myself in Atlanta and not knowing the seafood scene, Legal's is a safe choice for fresh seafood. The lobster roll is on the lunch menu so you have to ask for it at dinner. Try it with a cup of chowda!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife's Lobster was rubbery. My meal was not the best. Could have just been a bad day."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "A little pricey for the quantity but it tasted good."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Placed reservation due to reviews, seafood menu, & downtown requested window view of fireworks. That evening was told by host, that people have finished eating & are now sitting in potentially mostly reserved seating near window. I asked reservation to be cancelled.//IMPORTANT NOTE!// PLEASE ignore and disregard star ratings on food, ambiance, & noise level!! I/we never got a chance to dine in person. Only can truthfully rate a portion of the service related to the reservation."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I ordered the shrimp bake and I didn't care so much for the strong celery taste. I've eaten the lobster bake and the stuffing was better. The Legal Seafood Sangria was great."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great gluten free menu. Servers very knowledgeable about gluten free options."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great food...service from start to finish. No waiting at all for service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great! Waitress knowledgeable about wine & food pairings, the area, and parking/events. View surprisingly nice. Open and cozy."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went with a group of 4 people after a long day at a conference. So happy with our experience. The food was all amazing and you must try the clam chowder. We enjoyed our food so much that we had to order dessert even though we were stuffed."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Waitress forgot our drink orders. Over charged us for an extra kids meal when I we asked for was a side of macaroni. We had no pepper. We received no drink refills. NO offer of dessert. It was not the normal service we were use to from Legal Seafood."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food and service every time I come here. The cherrystone clams and baked stuffed lobster are hands down my favorites!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food & service. Highly recommended. I suggest the Calamari appetizer and mix the flavors. Thai version was very good."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Having lived in New England for several years, I'd heard that if I ever got to Boston I just had to eat at Legal Seafood. I never had the opportunity to visit the original in Boston, so was looking forward to eating at the one in Atlanta. What a disappointment. The food is decent, but far from outstanding, and the prices are high. The cost is not worth the food we received. There are many other places in Atlanta that are a much better value."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Overly salty salmon, but a lovely view and friendly staff"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The sweet tea was too sweet, other than that awesome atmosphere,food,and service"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Some of the absolute best seafood I have had in years. Crab cakes were real crab meat with little filler. Tuna steak was perfect. We have already decided that this will definitely be a repeat date restaurant."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had the worst ever swordfish at this restaurant. It tasted like it was brined to hide the fact that it was not very fresh. I have had better swordfish in Kansas for half the price."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Fantastic ambiance, my husband and I really enjoyed the food. Our waitress Chelsea was great. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Excellent and attentive servers. Great food and appetizers. I will return to eat again. Worth the money."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our son took us for lunch on Fathers' Day. We were seated immediately. We had requested a table at the window. The hostess read our request on Open Table and had a perfect window seating reserved for us. The menu was great; something for every taste. The crab cakes were delectable; full of crab. I have dined at the Legal Seafood in George Town and Ft Lauderdale but I like the openess of the a Atlanta location."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were seated fairly quickly after our reservation time however it took forever for the server to greet our table. When she did greet our table she was sloppy with buttons undone on her shirt. Our drinks took forever to get to us. My dad went to the bar to check on the drink order and the bartender told us the order hadn't been placed. Server kept saying she was waiting on the drinks to be made. It took a long time for our dinner to arrive as well. Oysters Rockefeller and crab legs were not available; this was the very reason I wanted to bring my father here on Father's Day. The Legal Sea Foods in NJ and Boston were so much better! I should have gone to Capital Grille."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Anything from the outside view, to the bar scene is spectacular. Oyster selections are terrific, and their fried oysters with their own twist to something classy is even more impaccable."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I took my father and sister here on 6/15 for Father's Day. Our waitress was initially polite, but very condescending when describing the specials. My father and I both ordered the wood grilled assortment. The menu said "this dish is to be cooked medium rare", but neither of us read it, nor did our waitress tell us when ordering. So when our three fish items arrived, we were both upset. The waitress said, "Well...it did say that they are cooked that way in the menu." I had the tuna and salmon sent back because it was NOT SAFE to eat. I ended up switching them out for 4 pieces of shrimp. And that was not a fair trade Parking: "Valet parking is $10.00 for 3HRS at Legal Sea Foods" - it's a lie; don't let them bully you for $15 at the pay box."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Legal Seafood is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is ALWAYS consistent from location to location. The food is always fresh. The service was great. Will visit again soon."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The restaurant was crowded. The service was incredibly slow and poor. It took almost three hours to complete our meal. We were continually and repeatedly promised that our food items were arriving soon, but they did not. Your food was not that good. The noise level was far too loud for a restaurant of this supposed caliber. There was a group on one end of the restaurant that was so raucous and loud that we could not carry on a conversation across the table. We have eaten there before and we really enjoyed it. But, after this experience, we have no plans to ever return to it to spend that level of money and receive such poor service of substandard food in less than desirable surroundings."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food is amazing, but it is a bit pricey. The views are great! Service was also great."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was very good, service was also great. A bit pricey for a seafood restaurant but the location and ambiance combined with the food quality and service justify the cost."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Legal Sea Foods is one of my favorite chain restaurants. This one is particular nice since it's on the second floor and offers a great view of downtown and is very close to the Coca-Cola museum and the Georgia Aquarium. If it's not blazing hot, you can sit outside and enjoy the view of a busy section of downtown and a straight shot of the ferris wheel downtown as well. Food is always consistently good as well. Service is always polite and welcoming."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "There for "daddy-daughter" night and food went well beyond my expectations (and my daughter's). Although the atmosphere is definitely more of an "adult" vibe, we didn't feel out-of-place. Wait staff very friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Disappointed With The Food. The Food Arrived Cold To The TablE And The scallops Were So over Rubbery The First Bit Was Like Gum. The Fish Have No Seasoning. My Reservation Were For A Birthday Party And No Offer Of A Cake Or Cupcake."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I had the fisherman's trio .... the clams were so tough I could not eat them ... the shrimp were tough as well ... fried scallops were quite good."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The service and food were excellent. The chowder has to be tried. Also a very nice selection of appetizers. The size of the lobsters was just right. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I was there for my birthday dinner. The food was great. my server was excellent. I was very impressed with him. He knew the menu and made recommendations. he not only did that with us, but with all of his patrons."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I have had better seafood, it wasn't bad, just wasn't great! "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This is my third time at your restaurant and it definitely will not be my last, great service and the best food every time I come I can honestly say I LOVE LEGAL SEAFOOD"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Went to Legal Sea Foods to celebrate our Anniversary. We were seated in a location with a great view. The food was delicious - enjoyed the lobster and side dishes. However, we were disappointed in the service. Our waitress could have been more attentive. She told us that fresh bread would be right out, after a while she came back and said they were waiting on bread from the hotel, we ordered appetizer/salad, still no bread. After finishing our appetizers/salad we asked again about bread and she said they were out. The food was great, but the service could be improved. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Second time at restaurant. This time we went for our Anniversary. Great Food!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I come from Cambridge, MA home of the original Legal Seafood. Not my first visit to the Atlanta restaurant. Also not my best visit due to an over taxed server. The food was great and the serving sizes were as I have come to expect. Server only came by twice after serving wine and rolls, she did not serve the meal."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "perfect dinner on the patio! sat for hours with champagne and oysters! the weather was perfect and the sky amazing as the sun goes down, great place to treat yourself."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Great ambience, food and wines. We had small kids with us, but that was not a problem at all. Will be back!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014